Agenda of Regular Meeting
The Board of Trustees
Weatherford Independent School District
A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Weatherford Independent School District will be held February 10, 2011, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the District Services Building, 1100 Longhorn Drive, Weatherford, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.
Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
Persons in attendance at the meeting may request and complete a form to be submitted to the Board President no later than five minutes prior to the meeting. This provides the individual with the opportunity to address the Board on any subject except personnel. Public participation is limited to the OPEN FORUM portion of the meeting and the audience may not enter into discussion or debate matters being considered by the Board at any other time during the meeting. The Board will allot up to 30 minutes for this portion of the agenda with no presentation to exceed five minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views to the Board. Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board may not deliberate, discuss, or make any decision on any subject not on the agenda.
Call to order Roll Call: Certification by the President that, "The Provisions of Section 551.041 Sub Chapter C, Government Code as Amended by the 73rd Legislature have been complied with in connection with public notice of this meeting and a quorum is present."
Pledge of Allegiance
Mission Statement The mission of the Weatherford ISD is to teach, challenge, and inspire each student in a safe, nurturing environment to succeed in the global community.
Read and approve the January 20, 2011 Regular Meeting minutes.
Superintendent's Report/Communications and Information
Hear Weatherford High School Principal report. Principal David Belding will present a report on Weatherford High School. Highlights will include student and staff information.
Hear Leading Indicator Process (LIP) report. The Leading Indicator Process (LIP) for the Weatherford ISD is reported to the Board to reflect progress toward the accomplishment of the five Strategic Goals in the WISD 2008-2013 Strategic Plan. Also, included for the Board’s information is a summary report for the Monthly LIP Report. The Board LIP Summary Report contains the total number of data elements reported for each LIP measure, a summary of the number of data elements reported that are coded red, yellow, or green, whether a Mid-Course Correction was reported, and a reference page number in the LIP report where the data are located.
Hear the January 18, 2011 District Education Improvement Committee report. The Weatherford ISD District Education Improvement Committee met for its second meeting of the 2010-2011 school year on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. An agenda, minutes, and evaluation of the meeting are provided.
Review the Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week report. Schools throughout the state will participate in Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week (CTPSW) in March. Schedules for this year’s Open Houses at individual campuses are included for Board review.
Discuss and Consider:
Tax report for December 2010;
Comparison of revenues and expenditures to budget;
Investment report; and
Cash position by bank account.
Review Board Meeting Time Tracking data report.
Conduct Roll Call of Board Training Credit hours.
Discuss future agenda items.
Consider local revisions recommended by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Policy Services Update 89 on first reading. Update 89 includes a variety of issues, with a key focus on the reorganization of the E Section of the manual, addressing instruction. Enclosed to assist your review of the revisions to local policy are Vantage Points – A Board Member’s Guide to Update 89, Explanatory Notes, and a copy of the revised local policies.
Consider revisions to Board Policy EHBB (Local) on first reading. Revisions to Board Policy EHBB (Local) will change the number of assessment opportunities for identifying gifted and talented students from once each semester to once each year in grades 1-6. The second change allows reassessment every
two years instead of after one year in elementary grades (K-6).
Consider approval of 2010-2011 budget amendments #5. Sections 44.002 through 44.006 of the Texas Education Code establish the legal basis for adopted budgets. A school district must amend the official budget before exceeding a functional expenditure category in the adopted budget. The annual financial and compliance report will reflect the amended budget amounts. The actual amendments for consideration will be provided at the Board Meeting.
Consider the addition of a new course: Pre-Advanced Placement Mathematics for Grade 6 Students. The addition of this course will allow grade six students to begin work in pre-advanced placement studies in mathematics.
Consider the calendar for 2011-2012 Budget Development and Adoption Process. The District’s budget process begins in February. Typically, during the first month of planning, budget allocations are developed for each campus and department. However, due to the unknown financial impact that will come out of the Legislative Session, the 2011-2012 budget calendar has been modified.
Consider an Order and Notice of Trustee Election Places 6 & 7 to take place on May 14, 2011. The Board must approve an order and notice of Trustee Election to allow filing for places on the ballot at least sixty-one days prior to the election. The appropriate Order and Notice will be posted as required by law with the election being conducted at the Parker County Courthouse Annex upon approval of a contract with Parker County Elections Administration.
Consider a contract with the Parker County Elections Administration for the May 14, 2011 Trustee Election. The Weatherford ISD will hold a Trustee Election for Places 6 and 7 to be held Saturday, May 14, 2011. As a result, Weatherford Independent School District will be entering into a contractual agreement with the City of Weatherford and the Parker County Elections Administration for the May 14, 2011 Trustee election. The DRAFT contract and estimate of costs are included for Board review.
Closed Session per Texas Government Code.
Reconvene from Closed Session for action relative to items considered during Closed Session.
Adjournment If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the Board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E. Before any closed meeting is convened the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.